The lake is starting to warm up and the fish are starting to bite. Here are some that were caught last week. We are anticipating a great week ahead.
Here is a reminder that summer is coming! George Pfoertner likes to shoot from a kayak and this is one gem from an earlier trip. Thanks George.
Here is the second installment of the frosty morning photos. In addition to the frost, several photos show frozen water droplets, evidence of the rain that preceded the snow and frost. The rose-colored backgrounds and highlights are indicative of the rising sun. The kids were home for Christmas this past weekend. Plenty of relaxing, with a little grouse hunting in the snow. Nate had one nice shot, so we did have something to show for our efforts. Ryan and Liz came up empty-handed after trying to spear a northern in the dark house. Plus, we had a couple of great meals, a ski, and a sauna; all in all, a nice Christmas.
The earlier video post of the lake freezing was shot about a week before this photo. There was a see-saw battle between the ice and the open water for about a week; wind and temperature influencing who was winning, but finally, on December 5, the lake had officially entered its next season. This sunrise illuminating the new ice shows a meandering line that delineates a shelf of old ice from the brand new ice formed that night. Look at how smooth the ice is; for a skater this could be a very enticing photograph. Time to dig out the skates?
We are back! Our fall break was a bit longer than expected, but we are now back in the saddle, ready to post again. This awesome sunrise helped get me rolling last week. By the way, this is exactly how it came out of the camera. No color enhancement. We do enjoy capturing and sharing slices of our resort experience, however, switching into the blog mode requires a special awareness of interesting subjects and a willingness for work interruptions. One good thing about being “tuned in” this way, is it helps us to slow down and see the resort with fresh eyes. Currently, we have an inch or two of snow on the ground with the lake starting to freeze. Stay tuned as we have some amazing clips and photos of the freeze-up.
George is here this week, looking for those great opportunities to add to his portfolio. Today I have included several photos from Monday night. He stayed up all night to shoot these impressive images.
This last image was taken at 3:05 AM. The first light of dawn is illuminating the left dock, while the moon is illuminating the dock on the right.
Yesterday Jeff and Sarah Neighbors, and their son Eli(4), checked in for the week. Sarah is one of two professional photographers that trade a Half Moon Trail vacation for resort photos. We feel like “a kid at Christmas” when we see what she has been shooting. In today’s album I have included four of our favorites from last year. (George Pfoertner is an equally gifted photographer and he will be here next week.) Stay tuned for some interesting pictures!
One aspect of being at the lake for a week is time to indulge in simple pleasures: perhaps something as simple as fishing off the dock. Action is almost guaranteed with all the sunfish hanging around. Whether you dangle a kernel of corn from a hand-line, or work the drop-off with a crankbait, dock-fishing is one of those simple vacation opportunities that happen simply because you have time, lots of free time. In fact, you have enough free time to just fritter some away: time to soak up the sun, or watch the fish under the dock, or just sit and relax. In today’s album, we share some of those special moments that can only happen on a dock, on a lake, during the summer. Enjoy these classic Minnesota dock shots. Photo credits: George Pfoertner and Sarah Neighbors.
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